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Green Business

Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have to stop liv­ing green. There are plenty of ways to con­serve resources around the office. Sev­eral links are pro­vided below to help your com­pany on its way to becom­ing more envi­ron­men­tally friendly.

bike commuter

Con­sider green­ing up your com­mute by walk­ing, bik­ing, or carpooling.

MD Green Registry

The Mary­land Green Reg­istry is a free way to pro­mote your busi­ness or orga­ni­za­tion, save money and demon­strate your envi­ron­men­tal com­mit­ment. Col­lec­tively, mem­bers have saved over $79 mil­lion annu­ally through sus­tain­able prac­tices. See the fol­low­ing link for infor­ma­tion on how to apply and what ben­e­fits are offered through the MD Green Reg­istry.

The Con­scious Ven­ture Lab

The Con­scious Ven­ture Lab (CVLab) – This busi­ness accel­er­a­tor pro­gram fos­ters com­pa­nies and lead­ers who embrace the power of cap­i­tal­ism as a force for good in soci­ety. They help build com­pa­nies that con­sider their impacts on all areas of soci­ety, from the resources they use to the qual­ity of the end prod­ucts sold to their users.

The CVLab runs an immer­sion pro­gram aimed at help­ing con­scious entre­pre­neurs to build their busi­nesses. The pro­gram invests in pur­pose dri­ven start-ups in exchange for 5%-10% equity and the oppor­tu­nity to become a part of a new com­mu­nity of sus­tain­able busi­nesses, thinkers, men­tors and investors. Some of the com­pa­nies cre­ated through the immer­sion pro­gram have made con­sid­er­a­tion of envi­ron­men­tal impacts the cen­ter of their busi­ness model.

Build a Green Busi­ness Action Plan

The Small Busi­ness Asso­ci­a­tion has some straight­for­ward ideas for mak­ing any busi­ness greener on the SBA web­site. Here is another link for a local company’s check­list on how to make a Green Busi­ness Action Plan.

green roof

Green roofs are ini­tially expen­sive, but save money over time. They can also ben­e­fit the work­place by improv­ing employee productivity.

Green Tip

Hi, I’m Howard and I’m here to provide you with green tips. Look for me throughout the site and check out my cool interactive games at the Kids Zone.